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Viviane Schwarz - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Viviane Schwarz was chosen as one of the Booktrust Best New Illlustrators of 2011. She is the author-illustrator of the highly acclaimed picture books The Adventures of a Nose and Shark and Lobster's Amazing Undersea Adventure. She lives in London.

About me:

I was born in Hannover, Germany, but my family moved to a smaller town almost at once. I somehow worked out how to read when I was four, and by the trick of holding the books upside down I managed to hide that skill for some time, so I got to read some really exciting books before school. School wasn't so exciting, but I managed to read more books under the table secretly. I had trouble staying awake and often fell asleep during exams because I had such adventurous dreams at night.

After thirteen years of school, which seemed like a very long time, I really felt like going somewhere else. I decided to go to England because I figured that I'd learned good English from reading lots of American science fiction novels. In England, I learned for the first time that there are other exciting things besides reading books, for example swimming in the sea and running around town with friends looking for things to make art out of (I'd enrolled in an art college). I decided not to go back, and now I live in London which is a bit too far away from the sea but otherwise very nice.

I spend my days writing, drawing, making toys and going on exploring missions - well, walks. Sometimes I still read books, too, but only one at a time now.

 

Things you didn't know about Viviane Schwarz:

   1. I always wear lipstick for difficult work, because it makes me feel more serious. Sometimes I wear it on my nose.

   2. There are eight pet birds flying around in my house.

   3. I don't put my really scary ideas into picture books. Instead I write long ghost novels which I keep in a box.

 

Things you didn't know about Viviane Schwarz

  1. I always wear lipstick for difficult work, because it makes me feel more serious. Sometimes I wear it on my nose.
  2. There are eight pet birds flying around in my house.
  3. I don't put my really scary ideas into picture books, instead I write long ghost novels which I keep in a box.

Featured books by Viviane Schwarz

Other books by Viviane Schwarz

How to Be on the Moon

How to Be on the Moon

Author: Viviane Schwarz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

Anna and Crocodile are back in a brand-new companion title to How to Find Gold. Praise for How to Find Gold: This book is gold, put it on your bookshelf where it can be easily found and treasure it! - Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate In the sequel to the bestselling How to Find Gold, best friends Anna and Crocodile are going on another intrepid adventure - this time, to the moon! But soaring into the space is no simple task. To start with, it's very far away. Then there's the not-so-simple matter of building a rocket. And there are the sandwiches to make for the journey. But when Anna and Crocodile set their sights on something, nothing can stand in their way... Bursting with sharp, funny dialogue and illuminated by Viviane's out-of-this-world illustrations, this is a story that celebrates irrepressible curiosity and the magic of imaginative play.

How to Put an Octopus to Bed

How to Put an Octopus to Bed

Author: Sherri Duskey Rinker Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2020

A new instant bedtime classic from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site ! It's time for bed and this little octopus is more than happy to volunteer! He's all ready to put his parents to bed! Bath time, putting on pajamas, brushing teeth, and tucking everyone in is a whole new challenge when the kid is in charge (and especially when everyone has eight arms!). From bestselling author Sherri Duskey Rinker and award-winning illustrator Viviane Schwarz comes a romping, rhyming, hilarious tale sure to entertain wiggly bedtime readers everywhere. * Perfect for children who are learning good bedtime, bath time, and toothbrushing habits * Silly and clever rhymes make this a perfect read-aloud book for parents and children. * From the bestselling author of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train Any child who loves Dinosaur vs Bedtime, I Am Not Sleepy and Will Not Go to Bed, and Llama, Llama, Red Pajama will love How to Put an Octopus to Bed ! Read-aloud book for kids ages 3-5 Toddler book about brushing teeth Goodnight books for toddlers

Animals with Tiny Cat

Animals with Tiny Cat

Author: Viviane Schwarz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2020

Let's make animal noises with Tiny Cat - the loveable feline from Viviane Schwarz's There Are Cats in This Book, There Are No Cats in This Book and Counting with Tiny Cat. Tiny Cat is playing dress-up! She rolls up in a rug to become a snake - hiss! And with booties on her paws, she's a horse - neigh! In fact, with oodles of imagination, Tiny Cat can be any animal she wants to be! But does Tiny Cat have what it takes to be a fearless lion? Find out in this inventive picture book with an abundance of visual humour! From the ever original and wonderfully playful Viviane Schwarz comes a laugh-out-loud, theatrical first animal book to inspire the youngest of readers in their own imaginative play.

How to Be on the Moon

How to Be on the Moon

Author: Viviane Schwarz Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2019

Anna and Crocodile are back in a brand-new companion title to How to Find Gold. Praise for How to Find Gold: This book is gold, put it on your bookshelf where it can be easily found and treasure it! Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate In the sequel to the bestselling How to Find Gold, best friends Anna and Crocodile are going on another intrepid adventure - this time, to the moon! But soaring into the space is no simple task. To start with, it's very far away. Then there's the not-so-simple matter of building a rocket. And there are the sandwiches to make for the journey. But when Anna and Crocodile set their sights on something, nothing can stand in their way... Bursting with sharp, funny dialogue and illuminated by Viviane's out-of-this-world illustrations, this is a story that celebrates irrepressible curiosity and the magic of imaginative play.

Animals with Tiny Cat

Animals with Tiny Cat

Author: Viviane Schwarz Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2019

Let's make animal noises with Tiny Cat - the loveable feline from Viviane Schwarz's There Are Cats in This Book, There Are No Cats in this Book and Counting with Tiny Cat. From the ever original and wonderfully playful Viviane Schwarz comes a laugh-out-loud, theatrical first animal board book for the very youngest of readers. Tiny Cat is playing dressing-up! She rolls up in a rug to become a snake - hiss! And with booties on her paws, she's a horse - neigh! In fact, with oodles of imagination, Tiny Cat can be any animal she wants to be! But does Tiny Cat have what it takes to be a fearless lion? Find out in this inventive picture book with an abundance of visual humour!

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http://www.vivianeschwarz.co.uk/

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